NetBSD/mac68k 1.1 misc problems

NetBSD/mac68k 1.1 misc problems

Post by Matthew W. Hack » Tue, 02 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Hmm.  I have been trying to install NetBSD/mac68k and I've mostly been successful.

I have a couple of small problems, if anyone has thoughts on them they'd be greatly

1)  Booter 1.8 doesn't like it when I ask it to boot the kernel on the netbsd
    partition.  It complains with something like "can't find netbsd (4,?)"
    The disk is SCSI 4.

Boots are fine if I use the kernel from the MacOS side of things, but this makes
recompiling and rebooting a non-automatic process.

2)  Serial consoles.  They don't seem to work.  I can't even get a getty process to work

    or similar).  I've tried several different partity settings on the terminal
    (a wyse50 :( ) but nothing makes it happy.  I noticed that if I do a
    "stty -f /dev/tty00 -a" it list the speed as something just a bit off.  If I
    try and set it to 9600 for instance, stty then reports a speed of 9450 (give or
    take a bit, I didn't write it down.)  Trying 19200 prodcues 2050 (give or take).

It's important to get serial console working as well as serial boot messages
since I have to give back the monitor I'm using shortly. :-)

The machine is a MacIIci with 20 MB mem, 32 bit mode set, (does the video
card setting matter?) 256 grays (I think).  NetBSD/mac68k 1.1 from

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.



1. Problem booting NetBSD 1.1 on A3000/040

I have an A3000/040 w/6MB of RAM and 2 HD's (one is a fujitsu 1090MB fast
scsi-II HD, the other is an old 50MB quantum).  After going through all the
initial setup procedure, I start the boot strap program and everything seems to
work ok (both hard drives are recognized, the HD control is recognized, etc.).
Then it asks me for the kernal.  I tell it where it is (I've tried everthing
from sd0* to sd0a,b,c,d,e,...) and then some warning messages are displayed and
my system reboots.  Any ideas, help, answers would be appreciated, I haven't
found any documentation on this problem (I don't have a lot of time to look

Thanks in advance

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